Why not just use the nl2br() function? It's a lot easier that using any replace function you build yourself.
On Friday, September 6, 2002, at 11:58 AM, David T-G wrote: > Hi, all -- > > I have a php script which writes comments out to a file in the format > > field@@comment > field@@comment > ... > > and everything has worked delightfully -- until someone put in a newline > in one of the items and now we have > > field@@com > ment > field@@comment > ... > > and things break. I read the file, line by line, and parse on @@ as my > separator, so anything after a newline is lost. > > I thought I'd just replace that newline with a <br> since that's what > the > user really wants, but I can't get rid of the \n while I'm at it; > through > various attempts at directly replacing or using variables or such like > > preg_replace("/\n/","<br>",$mydatastring) ; > preg_replace("/$newline/","$linebreak",$mydatastring) ; > > I get mixed results of > > field@@com<br> > ment > > or > > field@@com > <br>ment > > but in no case have I managed to get > > field@@com<br>ment > > which is what I want. > > Is there a way to turn off the recognition of \n as an end of line and > instead operate on the entire $mydatastring? > > TIA & HAND > > :-D > -- > David T-G * It's easier to fight for one's > principles > (play) [EMAIL PROTECTED] * than to live up to them. -- fortune > cookie > (work) [EMAIL PROTECTED] > http://www.justpickone.org/davidtg/ Shpx gur Pbzzhavpngvbaf Qrprapl > Npg! > -- Brent Baisley Systems Architect Landover Associates, Inc. Search & Advisory Services for Advanced Technology Environments p: 212.759.6400/800.759.0577 -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php